Making A Website For Newbies

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by JackT06, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. JackT06 macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2009
    Im thinking off setting up a website for newbies about starting up a website. What would you guys look for on my website? Just trying to gather some ideas up before i start designing it all.
  2. Dal123 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 23, 2008
    Personally I would like to see more in-depth examples, and more break-down into simple analysis of how the browser interprets the html/ xhtml/ css. There's loads of tutorials out there but I still didn't understand what it was doing properly :eek:. Only when genius' on here (angelwatt, jim and others ;)) explained to me what was going on.
    I don't know whether it was the people writing articles were worried about going too in-depth about a simple task (to them), and they did not want to be boring or whether they didn't really want to educate others properly, and were using the article as a self-promotion (not slagging them off at all because it's good of them to post tutorials in first place :) and very grateful of them. But I think a lot of them should explain properly, and in big detail how the browser interprets it. e.g. I had massive struggle understanding lists, simple list was sound, but a list within a list, within another list lol :(. Someone took the time on here to tell me that the browser was looking for a list, then an unordered list within that list, then that list was over and it was back to the original list that.
    I would like you to go into extreme detail, because that's what I found most of struggle. Good of you to educate us newbies :).
    Oh yeah, quite embarassing for me lol, but the most basic thing lol was an external style sheet. I knew what they were, but struggled finding out that they were called .css and no titles of document format, even in my book did not explain this :mad:.
    I wouldn't worry about explaining the true basics, and use bigger examples with format like paragraphs, headers, footers even though your example is not about that but it's nice to know how it sits in the page (html structure is important and can mess around with the layout of the page, but because I was learning and still am I thought it was the css, but the book didn't clearly explain this and should've given bigger examples of the html where it was placed.

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